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exaggerate

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ɪɡˈzædʒ.ə.reɪt/ US  /-ɚ.eɪt/
to make something seem larger, more important, better or worse than it really is
夸张;夸大;对…言过其实
The threat of attack has been greatly exaggerated.
遭受袭击的威胁被过分夸大了。
Don't exaggerate - it wasn't that expensive.
不要言过其实——没有那么贵。
I'm not exaggerating - it was the worst meal I've ever eaten in my life.
我不是在夸大其词——那是我这辈子吃到的最难以下咽的饭了。
Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
exaggerated
 
 
/ɪɡˈzædʒ.ə.reɪ.tɪd/ US  /-ɚ.eɪ.t̬ɪd/ adjective
exaggerated reports of the problem
对问题夸大其词的报道
Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
exaggeratedly
 
 
/ɪɡˈzædʒ.ə.reɪ.tɪd.li/ US  /-ɚ.eɪ.t̬ɪd-/ adverb
Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
(Definition of exaggerate from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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